4th Quarter Breakdowns


This has been the 11th game this season where we’ve lead entering the 4th quarter only to lose. Some say Casey focuses too much on defence and not enough on offence by using the wrong rotations. What gives? Bad coaching? Players crumbling under pressure? What are your thoughts? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith


Has Lowry Really Extended His Welcome in Toronto?


Rumours are coming out of the wood works in Toronto that Lowry could soon be on his way out. Everything but being called the “team cancer” has been mentioned in one way or another. On paper, he seemed like the perfect fit for Casey and the Raptors. What do you think happened? Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @DocNaismith


Morning Coffee: January 27th Edition


As they tried to guard against Kyrie Irving tying the game, the Raptors forgot all about the possibility he could win it. With one of their most passive defensive efforts of the game when toughness was called for, the Raptors let Irving bury a three-pointer with less than a second left in the game as they lost a heartbreaking 99-98 decision to the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Air Canada Centre.


Byron Scott went for the kill


Cavaliers coach Byron Scott said he suggested Irving try to win the game with a three-pointer as opposed to trying to force overtime with a drive. The Cavaliers played Friday night, while the Raptors were rested. “I told him, ‘I’m glad you took my advice, went for the win, went for the kill,’” Scott said…. Read more »

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Kyrie Irving on beating Toronto


I wanted to get a win. It was personal for me. In a year and a half of being in the NBA, I hadn’t gotten a win against Toronto. To hit a game-winner and beat them on their home court feels good. Kyrie Irving on beating Toronto Source Follow @raptorsrepublicFollow @CornerSniper